By Tom Prosser Mick McCarthy has urged his Cardiff City players to “stick at it” as the Bluebirds aim to put the memories of their lacklustre 1-0 defeat to Coventry behind them when they take on third place Bournemouth on Saturday. "We'll stick at it,” insisted McCarthy. “We had our chances near the end, we didn’t take them and we got beat.
Russell Martin insists Swansea City have a natural goalscorer in Joel Piroe and that goals will flow once the Dutchman adjusts to the Championship. Martin saw his Swans team fail to score for the second successive match on Wednesday night when they were held to a goalless draw at home to Millwall. The result means Swansea have yet to win at home in the league this season, have just one victory from their opening seven games, and have scored just four goals.
Brinn Bevan marked his return to the competition floor in style as he was crowned British champion on parallel bars – and now wants to take on the world again. The 24-year-old, from South Essex Gymnastics Club, was competing at the 2021 Men’s British Championships in Cardiff.
Russell Martin insists he is under no pressure to get Swansea City promoted this season – but next season will be different. The Swansea City head coach – whose team host Millwall tonight – is still looking for his first home victory of the Championship campaign. The Swans have so far won just one game out of their first six and are languishing in 20th place in the table, above the relegation zone only on goal difference. They have also only scored four times in those half a dozen matches.
By Tom Prosser Wales’ Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated at a special homecoming at the Senedd on Monday evening. Three time gold medalist Aled Davies, Taekwondo silver medalist Lauren Williams and Joshua Bugajski who won bronze in the rowing were all in attendance. Hockey bronze medal duo Leah Wilkinson and Sarah Jones were also at the event. The couple are currently planning their wedding and were thrilled to both be in the same team in Tokyo.
By Tom Prosser Gareth Bale has reportedly suffered a long-term hamstring injury which would comes as a crushing blow to both Wales and Bale who was set to win his 100th cap against the Czech Republic next month. According to Marca, the severity of the damage which the Welshman suffered was confirmed after undergoing tests in recent days. Robert Page’s men will be hoping that his injury is not as serious as first thought as Bale will have a key role to play if Wales are to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.
Swansea Harriers enjoyed a senior double at the Welsh Road Relay Championships on Saturday. After a year's break due to COVID-19, the event returned to a sunny but windy Pembrey Country Park near Llanelli.
A number of Wales’ endurance athletes produced eye-catching performances on the road over the weekend.
JD Cymru Premier
The opening weekend of the 2021/22 JD Cymru Premier season will see back-to-back champions Connah's Quay begin their title defence away to Cefn Druids on Friday 13 August. Last season's runners-up The New Saints will also be in action on the opening night, with Anthony Limbrick's side visiting play-off winners Newtown... Read More
The four Welsh clubs competing in European competitions this summer have all learnt their fate today as Uefa concluded the first qualifying round draws for the 2021/22 Champions League and inaugural Europa Conference League. Cymru Premier champions Connah's Quay will participate in the Champions League qualifying round and drew Armenian champions... Read More
The European Championships might only just be starting but three Welsh clubs will feature in the draw for the opening rounds of Uefa's latest club competition next Wednesday. Welsh domestic football heavyweights The New Saints and Bala Town are both in the draw as seeded clubs in the new Uefa Europa... Read More
Former Wales star David Edwards is expected to complete a move to Bala Town this week, following his retirement from the full-time game. The 35-year-old midfielder would be a key signing for Bala Town, who finished third in the Cymru Premier last season. As first reported by The Sports Report, Edwards had... Read More
Danny Davies has become the second player in as many days to make the switch between JD Cymru Premier rivals Connah's Quay and The New Saints. Nomads full-back Davies was unveiled as The New Saints' first summer signing this morning, after champions Connah's Quay completed the signing of Saints winger Jamie... Read More
Play-off finals, by their very nature, seldom amount to more than unspectacular and cautious affairs fraught by tension and fear of failure - but the curtain closer to the Welsh 2020/21 football season, much like the season itself, will be long remembered for being anything but 'normal'. There was little indication... Read More